Welcome to the special #MeetAzure edition of our weekly roundup of the latest community-driven news, content and conversations about cloud computing and Windows Azure . It’s been a big week for Windows Azure – we made several announcements over the past two days and hosted a live streaming event with Scott Guthrie yesterday, from San Francisco. This special edition of the roundup covers all the coverage of this week’s news on our blogs, as well as press and community coverage. If you missed the live stream, you can watch the recorded version online at meetwindowsazure.com . Microsoft Blogs Meet the New Windows Azure by @scottgu (posted June 7) Now Available: New Services and Enhancements to Windows Azure by Bob Kelly (posted June 7) Announcing New Windows Azure Services to Deliver “Hybrid Cloud” by Bill Laing (posted June 6) Announcing the June 2012 Release of Windows Azure SDK for .NET – Now with Support for Visual Studio 2012 , by Jason Zander , Developer Tools Blog (posted June 7) Visual Studio 2012 and the Windows Azure SDK for .NET by S
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Today we are exciting to announce the release of the Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP which includes capabilities that make it easy for developers to build, deploy, manage and monitor multi-tier applications across web, business logic and database tiers as a single logical entity on the Windows Azure Platform . This CTP release consists: AppFabric Developer Tools – Enhancements to Visual Studio that enable to visually design and build end-to-end applications on the Windows Azure platform. AppFabric Application Manager – Powerful, yet easy way to host and manage n-tier applications that span web, middle and data-tier through the entire application lifecycle including deployment, configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting.
Posted by Karandeep Anand Last October, at the PDC 2010 keynote, we shared our vision of building, running, and managing applications reliably and at scale in Windows Azure. Since then, the team has been heads-down to make the vision a reality, and last month at TechEd 2011, we announced that we’ll soon be releasing a rich set of new capabilities to build AppFabric Applications using AppFabric Developer Tools, run them in the AppFabric Container service, and manage them using the AppFabric Application Manager. Today, we are very pleased to announce that the day has come when we can publicly share the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of these capabilities in Windows Azure! As announced here , the June CTP of AppFabric is now live, and you can start by downloading the new SDK and Developer Tools and by signing up for a free account at the AppFabric Labs portal .